Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.

Ebony Rainford Brent said that mark Wood will be the bowler tidy up England’s bowling attack when this CWC2019 comes around. The Durham quick has inhaled new life into England’s unit in both Test and ODI cricket at times blowing the Windies away with his scary out -and- out pace across the winter. Sports fanatics can book Cricket World Cup tickets online to enjoy it’s stunning performances.

Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.
Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.

But there’s the feeling that Wood who had performed brilliantly 4/60 in the third ODI run fest still has new altitudes to grasp with the white ball.

This is the level that Rainford-Brent, ICC Women’s World Cup conqueror with England in 2009, feels could prove the change this summer as the host nation search for their very first men’s title.

Rainford Brent said that “Mark Wood has just put in a fantastic performance in the West Indies and I think that extra pace that he could bring could be vital,”

“Some bowlers usually bowelled in the low 80s (mph) and therefore Wood can be useful England in the CWC2019.

“There’s no doubt that he will be brought in at some fact because he is kind of Simon Jones like and could bring a bit of extra speed in his bowling.

England had completed unit, I think there will be the set up this summer, and England got the experienced side and know-how to playing together.

“Wood is very much in his form and he can provide something really precious to the England bowling side.

“I also think that Jofra Archer could be another one that has an outside chance – everyone is talking about him in the white-ball game but the fact that he has got height and pace could see him brought in at some point.”

Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.
Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.

England had three time runners up in the men’s CWC.  Their time in the attention has failed to materialize having yet to win the CWC trophy.

But England with exciting mixture of youth and experienced players maybe can finally be their year.

This is the feeling Rainford-Brent retains at least, believing home ground could be the turning point England side so long as they can click on the day.

“This is the best chance England has ever had to win the World Cup,”

England Skipper is just an outstanding leader, to see how he carries himself, he is very calm under pressure that is the thing which you want and he has clearly had a vision about going out and playing courageous cricket to try and alter this side.

Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.
Wood Can Deliver England with X-factor at CWC2019: Rainford-Brent.

“He is in some ways the father of the team and if he goes on and takes us to that next level he will have done what no other captain has been able to do in this format of the game. He could change English cricket history.”

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‘Brave and smart cricket will win the World Cup’ –Jos Buttler

The England wicket-keeper batsman has worried about the importance of playing positive cricket if a team has to perform well in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

‘Brave and  smart cricket will win the World Cup’ –Jos Buttler
‘Brave and smart cricket will win the World Cup’ –Jos Buttler

England team ranking no. 1 in the ICC ODI Team Ranking are the favourite to win the contest, which is starting from 30 May, at home. They were knocked out in the group stage in the last Cricket World Cup they are improved their cricket under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan and set records in batting by going hard from the start. Fans are excited to get their Cricket World Cup Tickets to see England team performance.

Against West Indies, they scored 400-plus runs South Africa is the only other team to score such high total in the ODI. Buttler was the main player of the record-breaking match with 150 off 77.

Buttler told the news reporters, “Getting to No.1 was a goal ahead of the World Cup.”

“Now, it is about staying true to what we’re about and constantly getting better and trusting that style, which will stand us in the good edge at the World Cup.

“It won’t be a side that plays carefully that wins the World Cup,” he said. “Even in knocked games, it will be a side that play, some brave cricket and smart cricket. If we are at a crossroad, we’ve been going down the positive route.”

“Sometimes you hear people talking about going to another level. Why can’t you just stay at peak level?”

Butter is in good form which is very helpful for the team and would be better in the World Cup. It began with a string of half-centuries in IPL last year. In the past 12 months, Buttler has averaged of 40.78 in Test cricket and 63.44 in One Day Internationals. He is now ready for another IPL event.

“The idea of peaking isn’t really an idea that sits naturally in my mindset,” he said. “Sometimes, you hear people talking about going to another level. Why can’t you just stay at peak level?

“Sometimes like [Virat] Kohli scores a hundred every game. He doesn’t think: ‘Ah, that was okay, I’ll peak at some point.’ Just do it every day. That’s the sort of mindset I’ve been wanting to hit.”

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Usman Khawaja Makes an Utterance and a Strong Case for The World Cup

After bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, Khawaja has made a strong case for World Cup selection. Fans have bought their Cricket World Cup Tickets and looking forward to Australia to perform well in the tournament.

Usman Khawaja Makes an Utterance and a Strong Case for The World Cup
Usman Khawaja Makes an Utterance and a Strong Case for The World Cup

Khawaja is in his best physical shape. He is controlled against pace and spin alike. He has been scoring runs for fun in India: 38, 50, 104, 91, 100. His total of 383 runs in five innings at an average of 76.60 is his best-ever in an ODI series.

No ODI hundreds antecedent to this tour to shrugging off nearly three in three innings, Khawaja has struck such rich from that Shaun Marsh, Australia’s best ODI batsman in the past year, can’t find a place in the eleven.

It has been some repudiation for Khawaja, and you knew it meant so much to him when he emotionally celebrated his hundred that set the scene for Australia sewing up their ODI series win in India in ten years. Khawaja raised his helmet, pumped his flat animatedly, concede the cheering from the dressing room and hugged Peter Handscomb, who has also raised his ODI game to a new plan on this tour.

When the wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav fired his stock ball on off – or just a shade outside – Khawaja learned back, allowed the ball to turn, and deftly guided it through extra cover with soft hands.

“Look, one day at a time. I am not looking too far ahead. Nobody knows what the next day might bring”

In UAE, after bedding in, Khawaja got on top of the spinners with a variety of sweeps and regular advances down the pitch. He has followed a similar format in India and it was on bright display when the series was on the line in Delhi.

“Jadeja’s bowling to Finch was beauty, it clasped and turned, “Khawaja said at the post-match press conference. “It was the games when the spinners come into the game, you have to have enough areas to score. We’ve to respect the good balls too.

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No Decision Made About India-Pakistan World Cup Match: Vinod Rai

Chief of BCCI’s Committee of Administrators, Vinod Rai, on Friday stated that the Indian Cricket Board has not made a decision, one way or the other, about playing Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup.

No Decision Made About India-Pakistan World Cup Match: Vinod Rai
No Decision Made About India-Pakistan World Cup Match: Vinod Rai

There have been gossips of India possibly relinquish the June 16 encounter at Manchester in the wake of the Pulwama militant attack where over 40 Indian soldiers were killed after a suicide bomber crashed into their group in Kashmir. The occasion has triggered a strong public reaction in India. However, Rai confirmed that any decision on the scheduled World Cup game would be made in discussion with the government of India So, people are confused about buying Cricket World Cup Tickets of Pak vs Ind match.

“No decision yet on India’s match against Pakistan in the World Cup,” Rai said after a meeting. ” We are in talks with the government on scheduled India-Pakistan collide in the World Cup.”

While Rai made no point out of seeking a specific ban on Pakistan at the World Cup, as was widely reported, a letter signed by BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was addressed to Shashank Manohar (ICC Chairman), Dave Richardson (ICC CEO), Colin Graves (ECB Chairman) and Steve Elworthy (Managing Director of the World Cup), expressing BCCI’s concerns and sentiments rising in the result of the terrorist attack.

“BCCI urges the cricketing community to sever ties with countries from which terrorism exhale,” the letter went on to state.

For this, the BCCI has made the decision to call off the regular opening ceremony ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, with the finances of the ceremony instead redirected to Pulwama martyrs. “We’ll not have a normal IPL opening ceremony and the amount of the budget for the opening ceremony will be given to families of the victims of this terror attack,” Rai said.

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Chris Jordan, England’s forgotten World Cup option?

While in the recent month all the talk has been of Jofra Arche’s chances of forcing his way into England’s Cricket World Cup squad, there is another bowler who might be worth further deliberation.

Chris Jordan, England's forgotten World Cup option?
Chris Jordan, England’s forgotten World Cup option?

But, as he manifests in the 1st T20 International of the series against West Indies, Jordan residue a highly skilled and qualified cricketer who could just be at the crest of his powers. Fans have bought their cricket world cup tickets and looking for Chris Jordan to play in the squad.

Taking the wicket of Chris Gayle was his key contribution in this game. That was a exploit that proved of his England equals for much of the ODI series (to be fair, they dismissed him in every innings but not before he had thrashed them into the stands a few times) and the manner in which he did so a well-intended  yorker just wide of off stump – recommended he had some skills which could prove priceless. Remember, England’s seamers appeared either unwilling or unable to bowl the delivery on demand in the ODI series so Jordan’s manifestation may have been timely. He had also rushed Gayle with a well-intended bouncer.

So confused by Jordan’s well-camouflaged slower delivery was Bravo, a skilled player, that he could only serve the ball into the air. Jordan, representing another part of his game that might give him an edge, made good ground and clung on to a one-handed diving catch. It was a reminder, if any were required, that he may be the best fielder vacant to England. Having such a player in the squad – even if they don’t make the XI – must be useful.

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West Indies can go all the way in the World Cup 2019 – Bayliss

The Windies haven’t won a shared ODI series for close to five years and are currently ranked ninth in the 50-over format. However, both Richard Pybus and Trevor Bayliss, the respective coaches of the Windies and England, noted that with the anchor of the lineup returning to the setup, they can spring up surprises in the upcoming World Cup to be held in England and even erect the trophy.

West Indies can go all the way in the World Cup 2019 – Bayliss
West Indies can go all the way in the World Cup 2019 – Bayliss

“I know the right West Indies arrangement with a fully-focused side can beat anyone on their day,” Richard Pybus, the Windies’ provisional coach, noted. “I wasn’t at the World Cup qualifiers but, with the group of guys we have now, we feel convinced (we) could take down anyone on their day.”

“The Windies have been playing some well-mannered cricket over the last 18 months,” said Bayliss. “With the size of their thrash and the way some of them hit the ball, there can be a chance of winning that World Cup.”

Pybus commended Gayle for his remarkable show in the first two ODIs. The southpaw opener made a hundred and followed it up with a fifty during the Barbados leg of the ODI series. However, the left-handed batsman also was criticised for playing out dots during the early phase of his innings in the first game.

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Ponting named Australia assistant coach for Cricket World Cup 2019

Ricky Ponting has been named as Australia’s assistant coach for the World Cup the day after David Saker leaves the position. Ponting, the former Australia captain who led the team to two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, will take up his responsibility after the imminent series against India and Pakistan with present batting coach Graeme Hick shifted to focus on arrangements for the Ashes.

Ricky Ponting has been named as Australia's assistant coach for the World Cup the day after David Saker leaves the position.
Ricky Ponting has been named as Australia’s assistant coach for the World Cup the day after David Saker leaves the position.

Ponting, the former Australia captain who led the team to two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007, will take up his responsibility after the imminent series against India and Pakistan with present batting coach Graeme Hick shifted to focus on arrangements for the Ashes.

His selection follows the comments of CEO Kevin Roberts to ESPNcricinfo on Thursday that he was intense to occupy more former players in short-term coaching roles. Ponting has formerly been concerned with the national side in that ability, but working at the World Cup will be the highest profile role he has had with Australia since concluding his playing profession.

“I’m really thrilled to be joining the coaching group for this year’s World Cup,” Ponting said. “I’ve enjoyed my earlier short-term roles with the ODI and T20 Teams but World Cups take on a whole different meaning for me.”

“I have enormous assurance in the players available to the selectors and know we will be as tough to beat as any team, in this year’s World Cup.”

Head coach Justin Langer, who has had to compact with the dearth of Steven Smith and David Warner from Australia’s batting ranks during his first nine months in the job, believes Ponting will have value diagonally all aspects of the team.

“Ricky knows what’s mandatory to win World Cups, and I know he will be a precious guide to not just the batting group, but the broader squad as we focus our consideration on shielding our World Cup title,” he said. “Ricky and I have worked together with the Australian Men’s Team in the past, he is a predominantly driven coach who is fully invested in the players progress and humanizing Australian cricket.”

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Chris Gayle reconsiders Retirement after superb England ODI series

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is thinking about un-retiring after good performance in the ODI series against England. Gayle had decided to retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 edition of CWC. But recent attacking form has made him consider about not hanging boots, if his fitness permits. Such was his batting form that he is pondering to hold retirement plan. Windies hope that Chris Gayle can play important role in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Chris Gayle completes 10000 ODI runs and reconsiders Retirement after CWC 2019
Chris Gayle completes 10000 ODI runs and reconsiders Retirement after CWC 2019

Chris Gayle said about his retirement plans: “I just have to work on the body and then maybe you can see a bit more Chris Gayle. Things change quickly. Hopefully the body can change in the next couple of months and we can see what happens. What’s the matter with the body? I’m nearly 40. But could I un-retire? We’ll see. We’ll take it slowly.”

Gayle has scored 347 runs from three innings in one day internationals versus England at 115.66 average and 120.06 strike rate. He has registered two centuries and one fifty in current series. He scored 135 runs from 129 balls, with 12 sixes and three fours. He anchored a fifty in the second match. He smashed 162 runs from 97 balls, with the help of 14 sixes and 11 fours. Chris Gayle became second batsman from West Indies to cross 10,000 ODI runs after Brian Lara. He is the only second batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODIs, after Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.

Chris Gayle further stated: “I’ve been playing a lot of T20 cricket, so it’s always going to be a difficult coming back into 50 over cricket. But eventually the body gets accustomed to the 50-over format. To get the 10,000-run milestone is a great feeling. I’ve done it in T20 as well. It’s a fantastic achievement from my point of view. Doing it for West Indies as well, that makes it even more superb.”

Buttler 150 overshadows Gayle 162 as England lead ODIs 2-1 against West Indies

England scored 418/6 in fourth ODI on 27th February 2019 at St George’s in Grenada. Jos Buttler smashed career best 150 runs. English captain Eoin Morgan hit 103, while openers Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow registered 82 and 52 runs respectively. West Indies came very close to chasing target with Chris Gayle’s 162 runs. Darren Bravo put on 61 runs, while Carlos Brathwaite’s 50 and Ashley Nurse’s 43 were other major contributions for the Caribbean team. England earned victory by 29 runs thanks to Adil Rashid’s five-for and Mark Wood’s four-for. ODI series between West Indies and England is offering adequate preparation for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with hard fought matches.

Buttler 150 trumps Gayle 162 as England lead ODI series 2-1 vs West Indies
Buttler 150 trumps Gayle 162 as England lead ODI series 2-1 vs West Indies

English openers Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales compiled 100 runs partnership to lay strong base. England skipper Eoin Morgan continued momentum with 88 balls century after the departure of Hales and Bairstow. 204 runs stand between Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan helped his team compile a mammoth total. England smoked 24 sixes to break record of most ODI sixes in an innings. 46 total sixes clobbered by England and West Indies easily surpassed record of most sixes in a match.

West Indies were motoring in the chase with 176 runs partnership between Gayle and Bravo. Continuing decent form, Chris Gayle smoked 14 sixes. England pacer Mark Wood took four wickets at important intervals to slow Windies’ progress. Gayle collected 162 runs of 97 balls, with 11 fours and 14 sixes. DM Bravo offered good support in middle order with nearly run a ball 61 runs. Windies captain Jason Holder tried to play sheet anchor role with 29 (35) before getting out. Ben Stokes removed Chris Gayle to dent West Indies’ chase. Carlos Brathwaite 50 (36) and Ashley Nurse 43 (41) brought Caribbean side close to target. But then England spinner Adil Rashid took four wickets in five balls in the 47th over to knock over Windies. Jos Buttler got man of the match award for his superb batting. England went 2-1 in 5-match ODI series versus West Indies with game left. Chris Gayle was praised for his hard-hitting and six laden innings.

England to replace Travor Baylis with one head coach after Ashes 2019

Travor Baylis will leave England coaching role after Ashes series 2019. England will appoint one head coach to replace him for all formats. English cricket team will have two assistant coaches for test cricket and limited overs cricket. Fast bowling coach Chris Silverwood is favourite for red-ball role. Former English all-rounder Paul Collingwood is likely to get white-ball duty. Silverwood is front-runner for the head coach job also. Paul Collingwood is joining batting coach Graham Thorpe and bowling coach Chris Silverwood to assist Travor Baylis till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Ashley Giles, English cricket’s managing director, is not in favour of split coaching system. He has first hand experience of how bad it can work, when he was in-charge of one-day side from 2012 to 2014, while Andy Flower guided test team. Giles feels that appointing one head coach will provide stability across different formats.

Chris Silverwood and Paul Collingwood to assist new England Head Coach after Travor Baylis
Chris Silverwood and Paul Collingwood to assist new England Head Coach after Travor Baylis

England cricket director Ashley Giles said: “I’m about 99.9% sure that I want one man to do that job in the future. One coach gives us stability in culture as well as voice. I see it as one guy in charge – and prepared for time off – and three assistant coaches, not just one, that work together and help share the burden. The top man has different voices to go to. We’ll see the start of that shape going into World Cup.”

Ashley Giles thinks that England does not have great coach development system. Just one English head coach worked in last 20 years. Peter Moores coached England twice, first from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2014 to 2015. Giles himself served as white-ball head once. Ashley Giles reckons that head coach should ideally be Englishman. But nationality is not much important and best person should do coaching.

English cricket director Ashley Giles stated: “Paul Collingwood will be involved in the World Cup, but he is not replacing Paul Farbrace. I think having one assistant puts a lot of pressure on that person. Spoons [Silverwood] is a candidate, yes. Seeing what he did as head coach of Essex was remarkable. They were a bit of a shambles when he came and, in two years, he’d turned them round completely. And he’s got a nice way about him. He’s a tough bloke, with a fair amount of discipline, but he communicates really well. We know he’s capable.”